First World Girls Hockey Weekend In Windsor

The Tecumseh Tiger-Cats and LaSalle Sabrecats take to the ice in Windsor's first International World Girls Hockey Weekend Celebration Game.

The Hockey Canada initiative is meant to promote women's hockey.

The Sun Parlour Female Hockey Association has marked the rivalry match-up as its signature game ahead of a weekend slate part of the initiative. There will be a ceremonial puck-drop as well as O Canada performed by one of the league's own players.

Sun Parlour Female Hockey Association is the only league south of London taking part in the International World Girls Hockey Weekend.

Spokesperson Jennipher Gee is thrilled to be involved.

"It's fantastic to know that women around the world are still lacing it up, grabbing those sticks and skating hard," says Gee. "A lot of girls are still playing boys' hockey, but what's exciting about this initiative is it's raising awareness to girl only hockey leagues."

Gee says women's sport is on the rise.

"Whether it's hockey, whether it's the Canadian swimming team, whether it's the Canadian track athletes at the Olympics — women in sport in general is growing," according to Gee. "There's a lot of really talented athletes coming out of this region and I think hockey is just one facet."

The pewee Tiger-Cats and Sabrecats hit the ice at Forest Glade Arena for 5:30pm on Friday.